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Writing is often related to how you feel about yourself, and the world around you.

For some reason, I write best in dark moods. The work is usually pretty dark too, except perhaps a few of my poems. I have been told time and time again that embracing positivity, comedy, good cheer is the way to happiness and success. But my fingers wish otherwise. And ever since I have taken up speed-writing, my fingers actually do most of the work. This can lead to some pretty good stuff, but in my case, also to some pretty gory stuff!

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • R G says:

    As Tyler would have said ‘We aren’t our stories’. There are lots of writers out there who write gory and unspeakable stuff, doesn’t mean that they are not happy souls or they are not positive.

    I read couple of your stories (gory ones) and I guess you are really good with them. So, let your fingers be, follow them!

  • DarcKnyt says:

    I know it seemed like a dark piece, but it was well written and not terribly gory. I didn’t think. Maybe the horror genre is calling you, Damyanti.

    Come to the dark side, Damyanti …

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